One-Third Tubular Plates



- See:
      - One Third Tubular Plate Applied as a Neutralisation Plate:
      - One Third Tubular Plate Applied as a Tension Band Plate:

- Discussion:
    - these Plates have the form of 1/3 of the circumferance of a cylinder;
    - they have low rigidity since they are only 1 mm thick;
    - plate is used aminly for the fixation of fractures in the lateral malleolus, in the distal ulna, the olecranon, and the metatarsals;
    - plate is contoured to the shaped of the bone and in transverse frx it should be slightly overbent;
    - available: with 2 to 12 holes from 25 mm to 145 mm;
    - thickness 1 mm
    - width 9 mm



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, September 9, 2011 1:46 pm